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Last updated 1:37AM ET
July 23, 2018
WOUB Local News
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Dentist tries to buy oxycontin from an undercover officer
(WOUB) - A dentist in Washington County was arrested yesterday after investigators say he tried to buy oxycontin from an undercover officer.

Acting on a tip from an informant, Detectives of the Major Crimes Task Force set up a meeting with 44 year old James Kirkpatrick at Belpre home.

Investigators say Kirkpatrick gave the officer $150 to buy 20 milligrams of oxycontin and instructed the officer to place the drugs in a boat trailer later that evening.

Detectives watched the boat and questioned Kirkpatrick when he arrived to retrieve the drugs.

They say Kirkpatrick admitted to buying the Oxycontin and was arrested.

Kirkpatrick was taken to the Washington County Jail and charged with fifth degree felony possession.

Police say he may be facing additional charges.
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